All Live Music Cancelled Until Further Notice

Make.Shift is sad to announce that as of today — due to a recent fire inspection — we won’t be hosting live shows until we can get our building up to fire code. We’ve rescheduled almost all of our upcoming shows to take place at other venues — check our Facebook events page for new locations.

We’re working with the Bellingham Fire Department to figure out exactly what we have to do to get up to code. We’ll make more announcements when we know more, and ask for your help when we need it!

Thanks always for your luv and support!

— Cat Sieh, Make.Shift Director

Paint Party Time Lapse

Check out this time lapse video of our building’s recent exterior paint job. Thanks to more than 18 volunteers who worked on this project over three days. And thanks to Gary Washington for the vid!

Help us Buy a New PA!

Make.Shift has outgrown our hard-working little PA. We need your help to upgrade to an awesome new system that will do justice to the bands that play our all-ages, drug- and alcohol-free shows!

You can also DONATE HERE. It takes less than 5 minutes.

With your help, we’ll purchase:

1 – New set of main speakers
1 – Power conditioner
1 – 16 channel audio snake
1 – System graphic equalizer
3 – Mic stands
2 – DI boxes

All funds raised over $2,000 will go toward more additions to our sound system, including:

* Equipment for keyboards, DJs and other electronics
* New mic cables
* New mixer

Fresh Paint Job

More than 15 incredible volunteers (and some serious DIY attitude) made our building’s new paint job possible. WE ARE SO HAPPY!



Bham Girls Rock Camp: You Rule


Make.Shift was filled with laughter, squeals and inspiring creativity last week, thanks to Bham Girls Rock Camp. Their showcase concert at the Green Frog Saturday was packed with parents, friends and supporters.

We’re so proud to have hosted the camp at Make.Shift, and we hope to participate again next year!

Devin Champlin Custom Guitars!

Did you know Make.Shift is home to our very own guitar luthier? Devin Champlin makes incredible, beautiful custom guitars to order. He also does acoustic repair.

You might know Devin from The Gallus Brothers, The Shadies, and any number of other music projects he’s involved with in Bellingham. To get in touch with Devin, email us at and we’ll get you in contact.

WWU Plywood Competition Results

Check out these incredible, custom works created by WWU Industrial Design students for Make.Shift. These pieces were created as part of the 2012 Mt. Baker Plywood Competition, which challenges students to create unique work using just one sheet of plywood, donated by the local company.

"The Roadie" Amp stand by Jonathan Mayfield. 2nd Place Student Choice Award: $1,000 scholarship

Students toured Make.Shift Art Space in early May to determine what projects would benefit us the most. They hit the nail on the head! Take a look:

"The Roadie," with cord storage drawer.

"Art Cart" art gallery storage, by Aidan Borer. 1st Place winner: $1,500 scholarshipStorage bench by Travis Malloy. 1st place winner: $1,500 scholarship


Storage bench by Travis Malloy. 1st place winner: $1,500 scholarship